Series: The Boys
Seasons available: One
Where to watch it: Amazon Video
Cameo by Seth Roger
Haley Joel Osment (Sixth Sense, Pay it forward, A.I.)
Billy Zane (Titanic, Back to the Future Part II, Zoolander)
Karl Urban (Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Thor:Ragnarok)
Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games, Rampage)
Anthony Star (American Gothic, Without a Paddle)
Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl)
Karen Fukuhara (Suicide Squad)
Jennifer Esposito (Spin City)
Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek,Spaced, Ready Player One, Star Wars:Episode VII)
Jess Salquerio (Letterkenny, Orphan Black, Wokin’ Moms)
Hughie is average guy with an average life. He lives with his dad and works a dead-end job. Despite this, he is content. He doesn’t really like to make waves. He has all he needs- a loving girlfriend named Robin. Until the fastest man alive, a superhero named A-Train, literally runs straight through Robin and obliterates her. Hughie refuses to let Robin’s death be ignored. In a world full of superheroes, he quickly finds himself in over his head.
Is it worth watching: Definitely. However, be aware that this series is filled to the brim with nudity, sexual content -including assault, strong language, graphic scenes, and things that were just so uncomfortable that they made me cringe. It was very extreme at times. The gritty, irreverent, dark humor reminds me of Preacher. Seth Rogen is a producer on both shows.
This series looks at superheroes from a different perspective than we are use to seeing from Marvel and DC. It considers who the “supes” are as people, how the job as a hero impacts their lives, and how they can be used as a commodity. It’s the same things that we debate among ourselves as fans of superheroes from other universes. Sometimes things are complicated. Just like in everyday life, things are not always black and whie.